Rev A 17" PB fan driving me cRaZy !!

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  1. 5300cs macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    I have a Rev A 17" PB. 1Ghz, 60g drive, 512ram, 10.4.2

    When it heats up and the fan kicks in, it's LOUD & ANNOYING!!

    Hear it for yourself, I made a quick video: here It may sound like just static buzz it's really, really, REALLY annoying. It's more like a buzzing and I do not think it's normal at all.

    I bought this machine last year so it's already out of warrantee/repair/whatever. If I brought it to an Apple store to have it looked at, what do you think they'd do? Fix it? How much would that cost?

    Thanks in advance for any help/advice
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

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    sounds like it needs some WD40 on it Take it to an Apple Store now and pay to get it done !!


    if the fan goes so does your chip !
     
  3. iGav macrumors G3

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    I had a similar problem on my TiBook earlier this year, the secondary fan (the one under the right speaker) was beginning to buzz whenever it was running, which bugged the sh*t out of me... although not massively noticable, it was beginning to get worse.

    So I took it to the Brum Apple Store to get it fixed under AppleCare, along with a duff SuperDrive, the first time they said they fixed it, and that it wasn't the fan but a loose wire touching it, it wasn't of course :rolleyes: it was the fan so I had to take it back to be replaced.

    Unfortunately they replaced it with a brand new fan that emits a high pitch sound now when it's on which is even more annoying than the buzzing noise. :rolleyes: so when I get chance it'll be going back to Apple to have that replaced, along with the screen and logic board, as that's beginning to give me problems too. :rolleyes:

    Anyway, according to my reciept had I not had AppleCare the repair would have cost me £22.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    :eek: You still going to get AppleCare next time?
     
  5. iGav macrumors G3

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    yep... so far since I bought this PowerBook in Jan 2003 and taking into account the next batch of repairs it'll need next month, it'll have had in total...

    3 x screens
    3 x logic boards
    3 x secondary fans
    3 x SuperDrives
    1 x base cover

    I dread to think how much that would have cost me without AppleCare. :eek: :p
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    iGav, you been using it in the kitchen to chop your veggies on or something? :eek:

    AppleCare = truly justified!
     
  7. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    It sounds a little bit like my 12" PB fan did a month ago. It was out of warranty and the HD had also crashed, so I opened it up to replace the HD. I had to remove 36 screws, but it wasn't that hard with the help of one of the detailed service guides that you can find on the internet. I took the opportunity to oil the fan with some sewing machine oil and now it's back to normal.
     
  8. 5300cs thread starter macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    Eep, that's a lot of work :eek:

    Knock on wood, the only problem I've had with my TiBook is the paint peeling off. AppleCare wouldn't take care of that :mad:
     
  9. iGav macrumors G3

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    The thing is... my TiBook is an absolute minter, truly is box fresh... even the keyboard and trackpad look spanking (I never use them). :eek: ;) :D

    I've never had problems with the paint finish on any of my TiBooks though... :p

    If you're feeling adventurous, replace the fan yourself... it looks like half/hour job tops. ;)

    Rinky dink link
     

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